alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .BIN

File description

The file format that comes with the BIN extension is generally linked to the compressed binary files. Such files are utilized by several different computer programs and for a variety of purposes. The BIN file extension is useful to have DVD and CD backup image files and exclusive anti-virus applications. It also comprises of the binary code that is used in different programs on your system.

In most of the cases, the BIN format is saved in the fundamental binary format and can be opened using the text editor file.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .BIN file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .BIN extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .BIN file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
Solution
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .BIN file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
Category
Disk Image Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStarStarStar
File name: Binary Disc Image
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Blindwrite Blindwrite
CDRwin CDRwin
DAEMON Tools DAEMON Tools
ImgBurn ImgBurn
IsoBuster IsoBuster
MagicISO MagicISO
PowerISO PowerISO
UltraISO UltraISO
Mac OS
Mac OS
Dragon Burn Dragon Burn
Toast 11 Toast 11
Category
Video Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStarStar
File name: Binary Video File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
ImgBurn ImgBurn
VLC media player VLC media player
Mac OS
Mac OS
MPlayer MPlayer
VLC media player VLC media player
Linux
Linux
VLC media player VLC media player
Category
Encoded Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Macbinary Encoded File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Micro StuffIt Deluxe Micro StuffIt Deluxe
Mac OS
Mac OS
Apple Archive Utility Apple Archive Utility
Micro StuffIt Deluxe Micro StuffIt Deluxe
Unarchiver Unarchiver
Category
Data Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Generic Binary File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Program that created the file Program that created the file
Mac OS
Mac OS
Program that created the file Program that created the file
Category
Game Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Sega Genesis Game ROM
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Ages Ages
DGen DGen
Gens Gens
Gens+ Gens+
HazeMD HazeMD
Kega Fusion Kega Fusion
retroDrive retroDrive
Mac OS
Mac OS
Genesis Plus Genesis Plus
Kega Fusion Kega Fusion
Linux
Linux
Kega Fusion Kega Fusion
Category
Executable Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Unix Executable File
Programs that will open this file:
Linux
Linux
Runs itself Runs itself
Category
Game Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Nintendo DS Binary File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
DeSmuME DeSmuME
DS Emulator DS Emulator
DSOrganize DSOrganize
NO$GBA NO$GBA
Category
Executable Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Generic Binary Executable File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org
Mac OS
Mac OS
Apple Mac OS X Apple Mac OS X
OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org
Linux
Linux
Linux Linux
OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org
Category
Settings Files
Developer
Research in Motion
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: BlackBerry IT Policy File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
BlackBerry Desktop Manager BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Mac OS
Mac OS
BlackBerry Desktop Manager BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Category
System Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStarStar
File name: Router Firmware File
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
Various router software Various router software
Category
Game Files
Developer
N/A
Popularity
StarStar
File name: Atari 2600 Game ROM
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
PCAEWin PCAEWin
Stella Stella
z26 z26
Mac OS
Mac OS
Stella Stella
Linux
Linux
Stella Stella
z26 z26
Category
Game Files
Developer
PCSX
Popularity
StarStar
File name: PCSX PlayStation BIOS Image
Programs that will open this file:
Windows
Windows
ePSXe ePSXe
PCSX PCSX
Mac OS
Mac OS
PCSX PCSX
Linux
Linux
ePSXe ePSXe
PCSX PCSX
Remember!
The .BIN file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .BIN extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .BIN file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .BIN file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .BIN file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .BIN file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .BIN file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .BIN file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.